Cengage was thrilled to host a book launch on January 6th at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver to celebrate publication of Global Americans: A History of the United States, 1st Edition, a new textbook for U.S. history courses.

Faculty from across the country joined the book authors for a night filled with merriment, including a toast led by lead author Maria Montoya, who raised a glass to her co-authors, Laura Belmonte, Carl Guarneri, Steven Hackel, Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, and Lon Kurashige, on their collective remarkable achievement.

Global Americans recognizes that the creation and history of the United States has always been affected by global events and conditions, and Cengage is proud to provide a resource that truly reflects the internationalization of the survey course. And judging by the reception turnout and excitement in the room, faculty have been waiting for a book like this!

»Watch the authors explain the global perspective of this text.

Professor Montoya of New York State University and Professor Belmonte of Oklahoma State University were part of an American Historical Association panel focused on Teaching the U.S. History Survey in a Global Context. Inside Higher Ed author Colleen Flaherty explains the panel in her article, “Energizing the History Survey.”

“I was amazed, in fact, at how cleverly and subtly the international connections were incorporated into the larger narrative, including some, I’m rather chagrined to admit, I have never thought to include myself. That said, the global theme never seemed forced, and none of the international material is included just for the sake of inclusion.”

— Mary Ann Heiss Professor, Kent State University

 “One of the things I really liked was that the chapters presented the material in a traditional manner with all the ‘basics.’ Yet at the same time I saw all sorts of new information that I usually do not see, such as the biographies of and references to common people. I thought it made history very ‘human,’ which is something I think most texts lack.”

— Aimee Harris-Johnson Professor, El Paso Community College